Compounds : Properties of Water Quiz

*Theme/Title: Properties of Water
* Description/Instructions
Water is the most abundant compound found on Earth. It makes up about 70% of Earth’s surface, and is the only substance that is found in all three states: solid (ice), liquid, and gas (vapor). It freezes at 0 degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees C at sea level. It is tasteless, odorless and practically colorless. Ice is less dense than liquid, so it floats.

Water is the universal solvent and is neutral with a pH of 7. Pure water doesn’t conduct electricity, but when water dissolves other substances, it can become a conductor. Water has a high specific heat (4.184 J/g* degrees C) and a density of 1 g/mL. Water molecules are polar, cohesive (sticky) and adhesive (attractive). Water is called the universal solvent because it can dissolve most substances. Because of this, water is rarely found in its pure form.

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Group: Chemistry Chemistry Quizzes
Topic: Compounds

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